April 30, 2013
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Latest version of Windows Azure SDK for .NET – Version 2.0 released by Microsoft.
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.0 (Offline Installer)
Recommended: Instead of manually downloading the files from above link, it is recommended you use the automated one-click install provided by the Web Platform Installer x64 or x86.
Click on the appropriate install link below based on your version of Visual Studio:
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – April 2013
March 30, 2013
In this article I will introduce you to the necessary requirements for preparing and earning MCSD – Web Apps Solutions Developer certification.
In my previous article Permanent Link to Getting Started to become an MCSD in Windows Store Apps, I have introduced you to the MCSD – Windows Store Apps Developer certification exams and requirements.
Similarity between MCSD – Win Store Apps development using HTML5 and MCSD – Web Apps is that initial exam is same for both the certification titles. 70-480 is the initial exam that is required for earning both the certifications.
Earning an MCSD: Web Applications certification will qualify you for a position as a web developer or web administrator.
Below are the 3 exams required to pass to earn the title MCSD: Web Applications
- 70-486 – Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
- 70-487 – Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
Note: This MCSD certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every two years.
Online Preparation materials: (Provided to you by Channel9 and Microsoft Virtual Academy)
70-486 – Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start – FREE – by Scott Hanselman and Jon Galloway
70-487 – Developing Windows Azure and Web Services – no jumpstarts available yet.
Know more about MCSD: Web Applications | from Microsoft Learning
Continue your learning and all the best to you – if you are planning to take MCSD on Web Applications.
February 12, 2013
Jump Start – February 19: Building Web Apps with ASP.NET (February 19)
An accelerated introduction to building modern web applications with ASP.NET 4.5 and ASP.NET MVC 4 team-taught by Scott Hanselman and Jon Galloway.
Windows Azure Hands-on Labs Online Training (February 20)
Learn how to connect a Paas application to an Iaas application. Matt Hester will be available to help you work through configuring a simple web app, publish to Windows Azure, and run it in the cloud. Download the free Azure 90-day trial for the hands-on portion of this training.
Jump Start – February 21: Building Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Compare and contrast Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with an eye to understanding how to maximize the code you reuse when building for both platforms. Dive into guidance, best practices, patterns, and techniques that will help you deliver apps with maximum code reuse.
Watch the previous jump start series:
Building Your Windows 8 Apps with XAML and Blend
Jerry Nixon welcomes Navit Saxena and Hari Menon from the Microsoft Blend team to discuss the latest features and improvements made in Blend as it pertains to XAML developers and its integration with Visual Studio 2012. Tune in to hear how Blend can make life much easier for Windows 8 app developers. Get 30 days of free help to build your own app – sign up today at Generation App.
[Courtesy: Channel9, MSDN Flash, Microsoft Virtual Academy(MVA) , Microsoft]
November 13, 2012
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The November 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes:
- Updated labs to use Windows Azure SDK (October 2012)
- Updated labs to use Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8
- New Hands-on lab: Windows 8 Mobile Services (HTMLJS)
- Updated Presentations .NET 4.5 Support in Web Sites and Cloud Services
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – November 2012
October 17, 2012
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Microsoft Azure Training Kit – October 2012 is the latest set of Microsoft Azure Training tutorials, samples for Developers and Microsoft enthusiasts.
October 2012 Update
The October 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 47 hands-on labs, 24 demos and 38 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include:
- Updated 22 presentations with speaker notes
- Added 7 new demo scripts for content delivery
- Added navigation page for demo discoverability
- Updated hands-on lab page sub-navigation
You may download the package from the below link:
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – October 2012
August 28, 2012
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Microsoft has introduced a new service in Windows Azure platform – Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it incredibly easy to connect a scalable cloud backend to your client and mobile applications. It allows you to easily store structured data in the cloud that can span both devices and users, integrate it with user authentication, as well as send out updates to clients via push notifications.
Image Courtesy: Microsoft Azure site
Image Courtesy: ScottGu’s blog
Mobile Services are available for Windows 8 apps, but subsequent preview releases will extend support to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Read the Windows Azure blog or Scott Guthrie blog for more information or visit Windows Azure Mobile Services dev center to get started.
Video – Getting Started with Windows Azure Mobile Services by ScottGu
Scott Guthrie blog
Windows Azure blog
Windows Azure Mobile Services dev center